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Join the Largest Climate March in History When it Comes to NYC Next Week

by , 09/12/14

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In what one participating organization is calling a “holy sh*t response to a holy sh*t climate moment”, tens of thousands of climate activists from around the world are planning to converge in New York City on September 21st for what organizers are predicting will be the largest climate march in history. The People’s Climate March is timed to coincide with a UN summit on the climate crisis where Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon will be facilitating talks with world leaders on reducing global greenhouse gas emissions in hopes of reaching a significant agreement at the 2015 climate conference in Paris.

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Horse-Drawn Carriages Anger Animal Lovers at New York Fashion Week

by , 09/12/14
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Argentine designer Victor de Souza’s New York Fashion Week show drew crowds last week, but not everyone was there to see the clothes. Many were protesters from PETA, NYCLASS, and the Coalition to Ban Horse-Drawn Carriages denouncing the designer’s decision to have horse carriages pull his models down a “moving runway.”

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VIDEO: The Story of The Pear Tree That Survived 9/11

by , 09/11/14


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Today, on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, New York-based ad agency BBDO Worldwide released a short commemorative film featuring a little-known tree found at the World Trade Center site. As a way of highlighting the resilient nature of the city in the aftermath of the tragedy, the new two-minute film illustrates the inspirational story of the “survivor tree,” which somehow made it through the destruction to flourish once again. See the video after the jump.

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9/11 Memorial Museum’s Design Honors the History and Recovery of Ground Zero

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PHOTOS: Tour the Beautiful National 9/11 Memorial in NYC

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A Story of Hope: The Letter That Survived 9/11

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WTC Memorial Plaza Will Be Open to Public on Evening of 9/11

by , 09/11/14

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For the first time ever, the World Trade Center Memorial Plaza will be open to the general public on the night of 9/11 (tonight) after the official anniversary service paying homage to the over 3,000 lives lost in the attacks. In previous years, the area was closed to outside visitors on the day of the memorial services due to safety concerns related to the ongoing construction around Ground Zero. This year, although the site will be inaccessible to the public during the actual ceremony, the plaza will be open from 6 p.m. until midnight tonight for those wanting to pay their respects and view the Tribute in Light beams up close.

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And the Best Biking City in the U.S. is…

by , 09/11/14
filed under: Biking,News,Transportation

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Congratulations, New York City! Bicyclist Magazine recently named NYC as the best city for biking in the country. Although many local cyclists may be fast to point out their never-ending battles with potholes, congested bike lanes and car drivers, it would be hard to deny that the city has come a long way in a short time in terms of encouraging its ever-growing bike-riding population.

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Former Firehouse Converted Into a Beautiful Loft in Fort Greene

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This beautiful Brooklyn space has quite a storied past. Not only has it been home to NYFD Engine 256, but it’s also been a water tower and a bomb shelter. 6sqft reports that this turn-of-the-century firehouse at 124 Dekalb Avenue in Fort Greene now boasts two duplex loft apartments. And though there’s no standard fireman’s pole to slide down from, that beautiful wooden spiral staircase will make do. Check out more images of this spacious loft here.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s New 4-Block-Long Public Plaza Opens Today

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Never Have to Refill Your MetroCard Again by Getting This

by , 09/10/14
filed under: Transportation

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When you’re already late for work and you see your train approaching on the other side of the turnstile, there’s nothing quite as disheartening as seeing the words “Insufficient Funds.” But did you know that there’s a way to avoid this situation altogether? Commuters who take advantage of the MTA’s EasyPay Xpress program can get around long kiosk lines and missed trains with MetroCards that refill automatically.

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One World Trade Center Opening Delayed Again

by , 09/09/14
filed under: Architecture,Manhattan,News

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The Port Authority recently announced that the opening of One World Trade Center is delayed once again. Although the building appears to be inauguration-ready from the outside, officials are now saying that the 1,776-foot office tower will open “later this fall.” Considering that the building has been under construction for nearly 13 years, the news of further setbacks should come as a surprise to very few.

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Old Clock Company Building Converted into a Timeless Duplex Loft

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Despite its former life as an old 1880s clock factory, 420 12th Street in Park Slope is now a timeless three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath duplex. 6sqft reports that Hurley & Farinella Architects worked diligently to maintain original details like exposed brick, factory beams and wood ceilings, combining them with modern updates that mesh seamlessly with the building’s historic bones. See more of the character-filled new space here.

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Final Section of High Line Park Set to Open This Month

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Gehry’s WTC Performing Arts Center Design Officially Scrapped

by , 09/07/14
filed under: Art NYC,Manhattan,News

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As previously suspected by Inhabitat and recently confirmed by the NY Times, Frank Gehry’s design for the World Trade Center Performing Arts building has been officially scrapped. In what comes as no surprise for anyone following the beleaguered project, the proposed art center‘s board of directors has decided to forgo the architect’s vision and choose a design from a selection of three as-yet-unknown firms.

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New Alternative NYC Natural History Museum Calls Out Other Museums Bankrolled by Koch Brothers

New Alternative NYC Natural History Museum Calls Out Other Museums Bankrolled by Koch Brothers

A new Natural History Museum is opening in Queens as a response to concerns of corruption at NYC’s American Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C.’s Museum of Natural History and other institutions that accept funding from Koch Industries and other corporate

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See How This Tiny West Village Apartment Uses Double Duty Furniture to Maximize Its Small Space

See How This Tiny West Village Apartment Uses Double Duty Furniture to Maximize Its Small Space

James’ home may be the size of a shoebox, but she made it look spacious and homey by painting the main living area in a bold plum color. The color not only brings out James’ personal aesthetic and tastes, but also makes the apartment’s historic decorative

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Friends Pop-Up Replica Coffee Shop Coming to NYC This Month

Friends Pop-Up Replica Coffee Shop Coming to NYC This Month

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Get ready to feel old, people. Friends is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and fans who loved watching Rachel, Ross, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe and Joey’s shenanigans at Central Perk will soon have a

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Look Up! NYC Water Tanks Converted into Vibrant Works of Art for Water Conservation

Look Up! NYC Water Tanks Converted into Vibrant Works of Art for Water Conservation

For the duration of the city-wide event, tanks from Staten Island to the Bronx will be wrapped in vibrant artwork in hopes of bringing much-needed attention to global water issues. Often overlooked as rooftop eyesores, some of the 17,000 water tanks in Manhattan

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Join Green Drinks NYC for a Dutch Eco-Fashion Showcase During NYFW

Join Green Drinks NYC for a Dutch Eco-Fashion Showcase During NYFW

Take a detour to The Netherlands during New York Fashion Week by joining Green Drinks NYC for an exciting event exploring the latest in Dutch eco-fashion. See how Dutch innovators – from a brand that allows you to lease your jeans to a company that offers

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Bird Lovers Flock Together to Save Endangered Peregrine Falcon Family on UWS

Bird Lovers Flock Together to Save Endangered Peregrine Falcon Family on UWS

Upper West Side bird lovers have gotten their feathers in a ruffle thanks to a ritzy condo’s plan to evict a pair of beloved peregrine falcons and their babies from the property. The endangered birds first took up residence on millionaire Steve Nis­lick’s

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Get a Free Apple During Big Apple Crunch Next Month!

Get a Free Apple During Big Apple Crunch Next Month!

Attention all NYC apple lovers! GrowNYC will once again be giving out free apples next month for Big Apple Crunch 2014! The event will take place on Friday, October 24th at locations across the city (click here to find the one nearest you), or you can even

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Soaring Greenwich St. Condo Would Be Tallest Residential Building in Downtown NYC If Built

Soaring Greenwich St. Condo Would Be Tallest Residential Building in Downtown NYC If Built

Midtown’s Nordstrom Tower is set to become NYC’s tallest residential building, but now another skyscraper is hoping to give it a little competition downtown. While it actually falls a bit shy of its Park Avenue counterpart, 125 Greenwich St. would reach 1,356

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The Mets’ Citi Field Hits Another Environmental Home Run

The Mets’ Citi Field Hits Another Environmental Home Run

Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, just hit an environmental home run! The Mets administration recently announced a number of green upgrades for the sports facility and organization, including a 100-percent alternative energy offset for the stadium’s

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Parachuting Grilled Cheeses Coming to New York This Week

Parachuting Grilled Cheeses Coming to New York This Week

Do grilled cheeses taste better when delivered by parachute? Probably not, but New Yorkers will get to find out this week when Aussie company Jafflechutes brings its air-dropped sammiches to Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The wacky entrepreneurs from Down Under will

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